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Ben Samuelson is a trial lawyer engaged in a broad civil litigation practice including medical malpractice defense, hospital liability defense, insurance defense, dram shop claims, construction litigation and business disputes. He’s practiced in Illinois and Iowa state courts in the Quad Cities for over 17 years.

Ben grew up in Davenport and moved back after graduating from law school in 2000. In that time he has been continuously involved in legal and community activities. He currently a member of the Scott County Bar Association Executive Committee and previously sat on the Rock Island County Bar Association Board of Managers. He serves on multiple boards including being President or the Moline Soccer Club and the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) for the 14th Judicial Circuit. In 2013 he received the Thomas L. Kilbride Award from the Rock Island Bar Association for pro bono work.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Dram Shop
  • Products Liability
  • Business & Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • Iowa, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Constitutional Law Moot Court Team
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1997
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Religion
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Business


  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education
  • “Valuing Personal Injury Cases”, Scott County Bar Association Annual Seminar, December 2015
  • “Attorney Communications with the Public in Social Media”, Deere & Company, June 2013
  • “New Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct”, Deere & Company, January 2010
  • “Admission of Medical Bills in Personal Injury Cases”, Rock Island County Bar Association Annual Seminar, October 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • 14th Judicial Circuit Arbitrator, 2002 - Present
  • 2013 Rock Island County Bar Association, Justice Thomas Kilbride Award recipient

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Board Member, 2001 to Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2001 to Present
  • Rock Island County Bar Association, 2000 to Present
  • Iowa Defense Counsel Association, 2001 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Family Defense Counsel
  • Scott County Bar Association, 2001 to Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Scott County Bar Association, Executive Council, 2016 – Present
  • Rock Island County Bar Association, Board of Managers, 2015 - 2017
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Board of Directors, 2015 – 2017
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) 14th Judicial Circuit, Board of Directors, 2014 – Present
  • Moline Soccer Club, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present, President 2017 - Present
  • Quad City Insurance Golf League, Treasurer, 2004 - 2009
  • Moline Centre Partners, Board of Directors 2005 - 2009